BudMan, on 11 January 2013 - 22:22, said:
"and it idle'd around 160W"
What are you running that idles at that? And that is just your PC not and monitor? Yeah that can eat up some money.. Even at 0.125 kwh.. Mine is sitting at 65 and that includes the monitor.
That is 160x24 = 3.84 khw a day! Times 30 your looking at 115 kwh or about $14.5 here in Chicagoland.
That is about the amount I was using when I had 3 servers running, before I consolidated down to my N40L.
Remember budman the discussion I had going before about idle wattage, I had a system that idled at 250watts! (just the system, no monitor or anything else) my old X58 system did that, now my new ivy bridge system idles at 38 watts
160 watts isn't a shock if its an older chipset